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Busan Police to Protect Vulnerable Convenience Stores

Busan Police to Protect Vulnerable Convenience Stores

BUSAN, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – With crimes targeting convenience stores on the rise, the Busan Metropolitan police Agency announced yesterday plans to ramp up security of vulnerable retail business establishments. South Korea has experienced an increase in crimes targeting convenience stores as of late, and local police forces are now teaming up with major [...]

S. Korean Gov’t Calls for Crackdown on Fake News Ahead of Election

S. Korean Gov’t Calls for Crackdown on Fake News Ahead of Election

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday called for a stern crackdown on fake news and other election crimes with the presidential election 41 days away. During a meeting of related ministers on preparation for the May 9 election day, Hwang also instructed the government to employ [...]

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

Korean Fashion Showroom to Open in New York Next Year

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A permanent promotion venue for Korean fashion brands and designers will open in New York in February next year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The ministry has pushed for the project in response to industry requests for a regular space for promotion and marketing at [...]

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul and its neighboring districts Incheon and Gyeonggi are teaming up in an all-out effort to attract foreign tourists from countries like Taiwan and India, as part of efforts to revive tourism amid the recent Chinese economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD missile defense system. As the [...]

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government and enterprises will strengthen support for local students majoring in minor foreign languages, as part of a long-term national development strategy, the education ministry said Monday. The Ministry of Education and the National Institute for International Education unveiled a five-year policy plan calling for opening more [...]

Seoul Looks to Arbitration to Expedite Environmental Disputes Including Floor Noise

Seoul Looks to Arbitration to Expedite Environmental Disputes Including Floor Noise

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking action on the problem of so-called environmental disputes which include floor noise, odor or water leak,  most common types of civil complaints among Seoulites who are more likely to live in densely populated residential buildings such as apartments. Last week, the Seoul government announced revisions to [...]

S. Korean Alloy Maker Quits U.S. Market After Heavy Anti-dumping Duty

S. Korean Alloy Maker Quits U.S. Market After Heavy Anti-dumping Duty

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A mid-size South Korean alloy maker has decided to withdraw from the U.S. market after being slapped with prohibitively heavy anti-dumping duty over its exports to the U.S., the trade ministry said Sunday. The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently sealed its decision to levy a 54.69 percent anti-dumping [...]

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

Nearly 2 Mln Overseas Koreans Eligible to Vote in Presidential Election

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday. According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there were about 1.98 million overseas South Koreans eligible to vote in the May 9 presidential election. The number will [...]